Community Connections

Construction begins at 800 Second at Innovation Square with groundbreaking ceremony


Published: November 1, 2017 8:45 am

University of Florida leaders, alongside developers, investors and community members, gathered Oct. 13 for the groundbreaking ceremony at the future site of 800 Second at Innovation Square. The building, at the corner of SW 2nd Ave. and SW 8th St., across the street from UF’s Innovation Hub technology incubator, is slated to offer 55,000 square feet of state-of-the-art office, collaboration, and retail space, and will serve as a place for technology and innovation ventures to grow and flourish.

Zika Health Advisory


Published: June 7, 2017 7:42 am

The Florida Department of Health recently issued a reminder about the ongoing presence of Zika virus, which is known to cause severe birth defects. Recent tropical rains mean the entire University of Florida community must remain vigilant in preventing the Zika virus.

UF announces $250,000 in awards for UF-City of Gainesville research


Published: March 1, 2017 9:45 am

UF’s Office of the Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer recently announced it is seeking proposals from faculty for research projects that utilize the campus and greater Gainesville community as a living laboratory to address real-world problems in our local community.

UF receives national recognition as bike-friendly and tree-friendly campus


Published: March 1, 2017 8:45 am

The University of Florida recently received two recognitions for its efforts toward sustainability and environmentally friendly practices.

President Fuchs issues statement on immigration executive order


Published: February 1, 2017 8:45 am

In light of the administration’s executive order suspending the entry of individuals from certain countries into the United States for 90 days, Dr. Fuchs affirmed the University of Florida’s support for our international students, faculty and staff.

New exhibit ‘Frogs!’ leaps into Florida Museum Jan. 28


Published: January 11, 2017 8:50 am

Experience some of the most visually stunning, vocally pleasing and remarkably adaptable life forms on earth. Search for hidden frogs, activate calls and perform a virtual dissection in this hands-on, minds-on adventure allowing visitors to discover the important role frogs play—including serving as indicators for the health of our environment.

Join 352Creates March 24-25 to create a healthy community


Published: January 11, 2017 8:45 am

Now in its second year, 352Creates aims to demonstrate that creativity can be fun for everyone. “Pop-up” style art activities will help promote health and community engagement in unexpected ways and locations.

UF Coral Gables consolidates services in Miami-Dade County


Published: December 7, 2016 9:25 am

The University of Florida’s impact has been felt throughout the state, and especially in Miami-Dade County through current students, parents, alumni, research and program partnerships, and shared aspirations. To consolidate some of the current activities there, a new office will open in Coral Gables in early spring 2017.

UF reveals Strategic Development Plan


Published: December 7, 2016 8:55 am

After hundreds of interviews with local residents, the University of Florida took the next step toward forging a shared vision with the Gainesville community when it revealed the findings of its strategic development process. An eastward focus, a strengthened connection to downtown and housing shifts were among the recommendations.

Graham Center Director David Colburn offers election perspectives and insights


Published: October 6, 2016 9:40 am

As a Vietnam veteran and a prominent American historian, Colburn believes deeply in the importance of strengthening the nation’s democratic institutions — a mission he tackles each day as the director of the Bob Graham Center for Public Service. We sat down with Colburn to get his take on the upcoming presidential election, Florida’s influence as a battleground state and the role that young voters will play in the election outcome.


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